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I don't know about you, but the one thing that has led to my success more than anything else is my ability to see failure as a stepping stone and not get mired down by it. With that said, I'm far from perfect, and there have been times when my perception of an event has been tarnished by failure. Yet somehow, I've found that picking myself back up and starting again has always helped.

When you don't let your ego get tied up in failure, you are more eager to accept the wisdom of other people. Not advice - anyone can give advice. Wisdom comes from people who've been there, done that, and can let you know what worked and what didn't. But you still are the ultimate decision maker in your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author vicone
    Our greatest teachers are those difficult situations and those difficult people we meet in our lives. They provide us with many opportunities to discover more of who we really are.

    Many people stumble when faced with obstacles in their lives. Successful people are challenged by them, learn how to cope, and move ahead.

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    • Profile picture of the author KristieDean
      I agree. I also think it's a sign of maturity to be able to admit when you're wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author laurie390
        Good insight. I agree. Failure is only wasted if you don't learn from it. Learn what went wrong and how you can change it. Then you can be on the road to success and help others avoid the same mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Razarulz
    good word, i totally agreed with you..
    if i can say in quote i remembering, the only real failure in life is failure to try...
    never let yourself down before you try somenthing new, life is experience...
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  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    Kristie, Being able to start over after failing at something is difficult, yet it shows resilience and faith. It is a given that you will fail at first, but as long as you have a goal in mind and know exactly what you want to achieve, you will reach that goal and see success

    Thanks!!

    Yury

    Originally Posted by KristieDean View Post

    I don't know about you, but the one thing that has led to my success more than anything else is my ability to see failure as a stepping stone and not get mired down by it. With that said, I'm far from perfect, and there have been times when my perception of an event has been tarnished by failure. Yet somehow, I've found that picking myself back up and starting again has always helped.

    When you don't let your ego get tied up in failure, you are more eager to accept the wisdom of other people. Not advice - anyone can give advice. Wisdom comes from people who've been there, done that, and can let you know what worked and what didn't. But you still are the ultimate decision maker in your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    For me that's the most important "success secret" I've ever discovered. The power of turning failure into success (by learning from it) is phenomenal. And makes it much easier to take risks and bounce back.

    Thanks for the reminder Kristie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nereah
    Experience is a great teacher, make the most of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde
    I don't think there's any secret.

    You'll always be successful as long as you're not giving up.
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  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    Thanks for sharing. My view on failure is that it is a STATISTICAL NECESSITY for getting success.

    Which is very similar to yours. After all, life is a number's game

    -Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author runfast
    Great post!
    There's a book that's titled: Whoever makes the most mistakes wins"
    I'd like to rephrase that..."Who ever learns from their mistakes the mosts...wins"
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  • Profile picture of the author CoolCaesar
    life is based on decisions .. I have seen the rock bottom and I guess that is my greatest advantage .. I don't regret anything!

    Now I am making a pretty good amount of money through IM .. but it has taken me years to reach this point

    If you've never failed .. You've never lived!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edie47
    I believe the only true failures are those who give up. If I counted how many times I screwed up or failed at something, I would probably have given up long ago. It is in the regrouping, reworking, and renewing our desire to succeed that keeps us going and that helps us to eventually achieve success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Debra Barrow
    Some people are afraid to fail because others may see them as inadequate. I say forget the naysayers because you are attempting to do something that half the population won't even try.
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    • Profile picture of the author onlinebutik
      Originally Posted by marann2 View Post

      Some people are afraid to fail because others may see them as inadequate. I say forget the naysayers because you are attempting to do something that half the population won't even try.
      i really like this comment
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  • Profile picture of the author KristieDean
    Thanks to everyone for their replies! I enjoyed reading them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author happyme
    Humans have always learned from their failiure and thus they have evolved. The first step to success is to accept you were wrong back then!
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  • Profile picture of the author davidbarrett
    Remember to THINK POSITIVE at every opportunity. Visualize success, not failure. Avoid negative environments and people.
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